Greek Palmette Card Case - The graceful acanthus plant was used for decorative purposes by ancient Greek artisans because of the beauty of its leaves. For this card case, I adapted the intricate pattern from a mid-5th-century B.C. Greek pelike or storage jar once used to hold water or wine.
Leonardo Da Vinci Personal Accessories - Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) is celebrated for his scientific contributions. Da Vinci left a large body of drawings (almost 2,500) that record his ideas, most of which are gathered into notebooks, or, codices. The Forster Codices (ca. 1500) are a collection of five notebooks by Da Vinci. I adapted these illustrations and designs to create a line of personal accessories for the Museum.
Shoes! Shoes! Shoes! Personal Accessories - Women's footwear embraced more variations in the 20th century than in the entire previous history of fashion. Balancing function and fantasy, the great designers of the 20th century created some of the most beautiful shoes ever made, adapting styles from the past with a contemporary sensibility. These accessories are decorated with colorful sketches of actual shoes now in the Museum's Costume Institute collection.
Various sets of Magnetic Bookmarks - These magnetic bookmark sets are a great way to bring visibility to the works of art in the Museum, many of which cannot be adapted for other kinds of merchandise. My work on these products included photo cropping and retouching, packaging design, and text layout. I created a total of ten sets of bookmarks for the Museum, three of which are shown here.
Barnes and Noble Magnetic Bookmarks - Preliminary artwork and packaging design for a set of magnetic bookmarks to be sold through The Metropolitan Museum of Art exclusively at Barnes and Noble stores.